It appears there will be a baseball season after all…
via Yahoo News:
There will be a baseball season in 2020 — but only because commissioner Rob Manfred is now imposing his will on the players union.
With their weeks-long stalemate continuing after the players union executive board voted 33-5 to reject MLB’s latest 60-game proposal, the league announced Monday night that it will start the process of implementing a season. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, a 60-game schedule is what MLB is looking to impose.
Although, in normal years, the 30 MLB teams each play 162 games from late March or early April to late September or early October–followed by a postseason–2020 has been anything but normal.
However, for baseball fans, a 60-game season is better than no season at all.
Whether or not the League imposed its terms on the players’ union or the union finally capitulated to the League’s position remains unclear.
The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/XxRDSskBBT
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 19, 2020
The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/1OnFBsoEjd
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 22, 2020